UCLA and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Faculty Research Grants
REVISED AND EXTENDED: The UCLA Asia Institute and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences announce a multi-year research initiative to encourage collaborative research and graduate training in the humanities and social sciences that creates innovative international connections among scholars and students researching topics related to China.
The UCLA Asia Institute and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invite proposals for funding of up to $90,000 (HK$700,000) for three-year collaborative research projects that build ties between the two institutions and promote collaboration in research and graduate training in the humanities or in the social and behavioral sciences. Projects should lead to collaborations, workshops, conferences, publications or other outputs that advance the field. Comparative projects that include
Each project should be led by two Principal Investigators (PIs), one from each institution. The PI from UCLA must be regular ladder faculty, and the PI from HKUST should preferably be assistant professor or above with an appointment in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, although Co-PI and Co-PIs from other HKUST Schools are very much welcome. Projects are encouraged to include additional faculty and students at both institutions as key participants, and may involve faculty at other institutions with relevant interests and expertise.
Project awards are for three years and are intended to promote collaboration by the participating faculty. Projects can include joint study of common problems, methods and materials, and may involve training graduate students regarding relevant sources, data, and methods by project members or invited speakers. Each project should include at least one meeting at which papers suitable for publication in a conference volume from a major academic press or a special issue of a major journal is the end result.
Project expenses may not exceed HK $700,000 or US $90,000 per project. Allowable expenses include well justified research assistance, airfare, food and lodging for meeting participants, honoraria for faculty from other institutions who offer didactic training, and limited staff support related to organization of the meetings and preparation of final publication. Funds are not to be used for salary support or course releases for faculty. Funds can be used for graduate student support but cannot exceed US $5,000 in total annually. Funds will be managed directly by the Asia Institute at UCLA and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at HKUST. Depending on the merit of the proposals and the availability of funds, as many as two may be funded in each round.
Proposals for projects beginning in 2011 should be submitted via the UCLA Asia Institute online application by April 15, 2011.
- Names and contact information for each of the Principal Investigators;
- A 3-5 page project description that locates the proposed project within existing scholarship, specifies its potential contributions, and links it to faculty interests and expertise at HKUST and UCLA. Proposals should also specify a publication plan for all affiliated project papers including likely venues for the publication of the papers from the final meeting.
- A roster of participants from HKUST, UCLA, and other institutions that specifies their roles and indicates whether they have already made a commitment to participating;
- Complete curriculum vitae for the Principal Investigators and two-page biosketches or abbreviated curriculum vitae for the other participants;
- An itemized budget.
Useful HKUST Faculty Websites:
Faculty Profiles and Research Activities: http://research.ust.hk/
Humanities Faculty: http://www.ust.hk/~webhuma/faculty/facu.html
Humanities Faculty Research Profiles: http://www-cgi.ust.hk/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/~ocgadb/research_profile.pl?Unit=HUMA#HUMA_1
Social Science Faculty Research Profiles: http://www.sosc.ust.hk/faculty/facuet.htm
Published: Friday, October 22, 2010